Kaneto Shindo's masterful erotic ghost-story KURONEKO (Black Cat) is out today on Criterion DVD and Blu-ray. A must-see for lovers of Japanese cinema and the fantastic, it has become a personal favorite of mine through my work with Janus Films and Criterion on the film's new theatrical release and DVD package. I wrote previously about the process behind designing the poster; For the DVD/BD cover Criterion wanted to not stray too far from that, and after noticing the almost -disappearing quality of certain metallic inks when working on THE MUSIC ROOM, Eric Skillman put together this composition in which the ghost mother character would hover alone in the woods, then vanish when looked at from another angle. I loved the concept and was excited to take advantage of the print medium by doing something interesting and different like this. Here are a couple of shots of the cover--although the effect is hard to capture with a camera-- followed by some images of my booklet layout and menu designs. I couldn't be a bigger fan of this beautiful film, and I'm excited for others to discover it. Thanks to Eric Skillman, Sarah Habibi, and the Janus and Criterion staff for a job well done.



Here's a new theatrical poster I made for Kino for CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK. Subtitled as "a self-portrait through others," it's a lovely kind of documentary -portrait with Rampling, one of the finest and most beautiful English actresses, talking with other artists and friends about creativity, art, performance, film, and life. Read more about the film in this Guardian piece and check playdates here.



I was recently asked to come up with some album artwork for Souvenir Driver, the band/alias of my good friend Nate Wey. I'm always excited to work on projects with Nate, who you may remember from a previous blog post on his great photography. Learn more and get the JOY LP here.



New screenprint for The Belcourt Theatre celebrating this Sunday night's one-screening-only pairing of Dziga Vertov's 1929 masterpiece MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA with a live score performed by The Alloy Orchestra. This is a 3-color 18x24" signed & numbered edition of 50 prints produced locally at Kangaroo Press on textured brown craft paper stock. Get yours Sunday at the Belcourt, or if you can't make it, I've put a stack for sale in my shop.

The prints turned out great.. above is a quick shot of a print, below are some detail shots and for an even closer look, the original design in black white and grey (click to enlarge).